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5 Critical Cybersecurity Tips for SMBs in 2019

5 Critical Cybersecurity Tips for SMBs in 2019

If you run a small business, you might not think that you are a priority target for hackers. But you'd be wrong. 

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) are among the most frequent target for cyber attacks. Even the smallest business holds a wealth of personal information on customers, employees, and other businesses. In addition, SMBs are at greater risk for cyber attacks because they tend to be easier targets, and don’t always have the resources that larger organizations can deploy to protect themselves. Continue reading

Local, Cloud and Hybrid Network: Which One Should You Opt to?

Local, Cloud and Hybrid Network: Which One Should You Opt to?

Historically, networks were always local. They were built on locally installed and managed equipment. This starts with a router that is accessible and managed from the local network, and that extends to physical servers and client workstations. Under this local arrangements, files were saved on local workstations and file servers, and data was backed up locally. Continue reading

Guide to Network Design

Guide to Network Design

A network is a lot like a community. Both a network and a community are made up of hosts. In a community, we're talking about homes and other buildings; in a network, it's PCs, servers, and other devices. The roads that deliver traffic between these hosts in the network world are generally Ethernet, although they may include other types of cables. Each community host has an address. In a network, each host has an IP address. Traffic intersections are handled by switches and routers. Continue reading

Top 5 SMB Pain Points Solved by MSPs

Top 5 SMB Pain Points Solved by MSPs

Small and medium businesses routinely don’t spend money on IT issues until there is a pain point that can no longer be avoided. They are focused on finding new customers, delivering services and keeping the lights on. For some, the world of software, servers, and networking is far from their comfort zone, or their interests. Continue reading

Guide to Linux Patch Management

Guide to Linux Patch Management

People all over the world have become accustomed to software updates. Today, almost everyone uses a personal computer and owns a smartphone. Every day, the words “an update is available” flashes across screens everywhere. Way too often, these updates are ignored. Personal experiences with buggy updates have scared day-to-day technology users into mistrusting updates when alerts come across their screen. Unknowingly to some, pushing off some of these updates may be put their devices at risk. Continue reading

The Top Events and Conferences for MSPs

The Top Events and Conferences for MSPs

It goes without saying that a problem shared is a problem halved. Additionally, it’s been proven that two heads working together are better than one. 

These, fundamentally, are the reasons why we persistently seek to learn from our peers and the MSP community at large. As a result, you get to expand your technical knowledge, as well as improve your overall service delivery and business development.  Continue reading

Think You’re Ready To Hire Your First Employee?

Think You’re Ready To Hire Your First Employee?

Running a one-man shop is stressful. You have to serve as head of sales, support, accounts payable and accounts receivable and more, all at once. And if the business runs solely on you, when you’re not working, you’re not making money. Even taking a sick day can set you back for the month. Continue reading

Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting MSPs?

Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting MSPs?

Cybercriminals are now attacking managed services providers typically hired to protect business assets from cybersecurity attacks. For one reason or another, many IT shops aren’t properly securing their own systems — and this oversight is not only damaging reputations but costing them money.  Continue reading